Women & Art


Programme: ERASMUS+

Project: Women & Art

Duration: 2 years (started December 2019)

Project website: www.wmn-art.eu

The project involves 5 countries and 9 partners for 2 years: wmn&ART aims at supporting inactive women in developing home-based micro enterprises, with a particular focus on ceramic art and craft activities, increasing wealth in European society.

“wmn&ART – Integrated e-training & e-guiding for inactive women for transferring their art hobbies in to their future income” is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, under the Key Action 2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.


The project focuses on these specific objectives:

  • Supporting inactive, art-talented women in transforming their hobbies into a remunerative home-based activity, encouraging self-employment with the aim of producing a regular income;
  • Improving their mental health and family communication by involving their children and relatives in the activity;
  • Provide further/specific professional training and business opportunities to women selected as “Art Mentors” with the task of empowering their peers by supporting their home-based art and craft activities.

The Women & Art project is implemented by 9 partners from 5 countries:

ARU | Turkey
Ardahan University was established with the Law No. 5765 adopted by the Grand National Assembly on 22 May 2008 and took the first step towards becoming a world university. In the footsteps of art, science and knowledge, with the aim of illuminating the problems of the region and the country as well as the problems of the international community by seeking information, learning, producing and sharing, it continues to evolve with each passing day.

GaleriM | Turkey
GaleriM Armada was founded in 2013 by the ceramic artist Meral Öztürk. GaleriM focuses on the Art-Life unity: in order to foster a sharing process with the audience, the GalleryM is located within the Armada Shopping Mall. The most important goal of GaleriM is to create a satisfying and aesthetic experience, bringing art lovers together with artists and art objects.

MMH | Slovakia
Mojmírovce Manor House (MMH) was established in 1994. MMH has long term experiences from business running in areas concerning hospitality services as well as organizing art workshops and conferences for artists, trainings, seminars for women, youngsters and also disadvantaged groups for better adaptation to the society and better employability. Great deal of MMH activities are devoted to culture – especially visual art.

POINT | Turkey
POINT is an engineering company operating in the sector since 1977 both in Turkey and overseas, following the philosophy that “Engineering is Mathematical Expression of Life & Improvement of Future”. POINT activity range varies from small to medium sized contracts executed with both the government and with the private sector organizations. POINT is the technical partner of this project.

CTCP | Portugal
Centro Tecnológico do Calçado de Portugal (CTCP) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986. The main objectives are to provide technical and technological support to companies in the footwear sector and related or complementary sectors; to promote the technical and technological training of the human resources of companies; to promote the improvement of the quality of industrial products and processes; to prepare and disseminate technical information to the industry; to carry out and streamline research, development and demonstration work.

TAKIDD | Turkey
Tüm Avrupa Kadınları Kültürel İşbirliği ve Dayanışma Derneği (TAKIDD) is a non-profit organization with the goal of reinforcing cultural interaction and exchange between Turkish and European women in social, economic and cultural areas.

SPI | Lithuania
Social Projects Institute is based in Kaunas (Lithuania), it is a non-governmental organization and its mission is creating and implementing of social projects for public benefit: “Together we are creating the world”.

ZARIF | Slovakia
The Association of Active and Talented Women Targeting Potent Careers (ZARIF) is a non-profit organization whose purposes are mainly addressed to the promotion of self development of women, including disadvantaged women, for better employability and for their career development, by providing informal and non formal training opportunities.

AEuCC | Spain/Italy
Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial Ciudades de la Cerámica is a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation created in 2014 that groups together the Associations of Cities of Ceramics in Europe, based in Italy (AiCC), France (AfCC), Spain (AeCC), Romania (ArCC) and Czech Republic (AczCC).